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Below is a family biography from the book, History of Kentucky, Edition 1 by J. H. Battle, W. H. Perrin and G. C. Kniffin and published by F. A. Battey Publishing Company in 1885.  These biographies are valuable for genealogy research in discovering missing ancestors or filling in the details of a family tree. Family biographies often include far more information than can be found in a census record or obituary.  Details will vary with each biography but will often include the date and place of birth, parent names including mothers' maiden name, name of wife including maiden name, her parents' names, name of children (including spouses if married), former places of residence, occupation details, military service, church and social organization affiliations, and more.  There are often ancestry details included that cannot be found in any other type of genealogical record.

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CARROLL L. JONES was born August 27, in 1829, in Carroll County, Tenn., where he grew to manhood and resided until 1873, when he came to Graves County, Ky., his present place of residence. His father, Etheldred Jones, a native of Wake County, N. C., died in 1841, at the age of forty-three years; he was the son of William Jones, a revolutionary soldier. Subject’s mother was Winifred Woodard, of North Carolina To herself and husband were born William, James, Maria (Green), Laura (McAdow), Cornelia A. (Sneed), subject, Theophilus, Julia A. ( married first to Rose and then to King), and Emily (Thompson). Subject was married January 7, 1855, to Miss Amanda, daughter of James B. and Patsey (Ensley) Wright, of Henry County, Tenn., and to them were born Charles Y., James H., Sarah A. (Shelby), Martha A. (Highfield), Robert F., Willie A. and Edwin. Mr. Jones is a farmer, having 140 acres of good land, in a fine state of cultivation. Having a limited education himself, and realizing the advantages of learning, he is endeavoring to furnish his children with substantial reading matter for their mutual advancement. He is a Free Mason, and an accepted member of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church.

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This family biography is one of 91 biographies included in the Graves County, Kentucky section of the book, The History of Kentucky, Edition 1 published in 1885 by F. A. Battey Publishing Company.  For the complete description, click here: History of Kentucky, Edition 1

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